Drew Sheneman by Drew Sheneman

Drew Sheneman

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  1. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The reforms that are being put forward by most of the people who say anything about the subject involve teachers working 8 hour days- which means actually being totally there for eight hours, no coffee breaks, 2 minute potty breaks, no lapse of attention to the work, then going home and spending about 20/30 minutes for each of those hours grading the work and prepping for the next day. This does not compare in intensity to the average office worker who is able to snack at the desk, wander around the office, even have the luxury of going to the bathroom whenever they want to.They recommend doing this for 11 months a year, for a salary that after 20-25 years and a master’s degree, which you are required to get at your own expense and on your own time, will be about equal to that of an engineer who is one year out of a bachelor’s program.At the present time, 1/3 of those people who train as teachers for four years wash out before their fifth year of teaching. How many people will even be willing to train to be teachers if the job becomes even harder and less rewarding? And, why would anyone who could get a better job stay after they did? In the effort to improve teaching, I think the powers that be will make the job so difficult that no one with the ability to do the job will be willing to take it.

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Republicans, in general, hate public education and teachers. They want to privatize the former and reduce the political clout of the latter (by destroying the teachers unions). Heck, the Supreme Court in red-state Kansas is debating whether or not a public education should be guaranteed (that is, do we have to pay for it?)… and Chris Christie has been right there in the forefront with his attacks on public education and teachers.

  3. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 3 years ago

    @D Lee

    I agree completely. The future of our country is being created in classrooms today by professional teachers who are badly exploited.

    I know dozens of teachers, in several states, and not one of them wants their son or daughter, or young friends, to become teachers. The job was hard 40 years ago, and is getting much worse. Working as hard as they do, teachers should be making a lot more money.

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago

    @D Lee

    “How many people will even be willing to train to be teachers if the job becomes even harder and less rewarding? "
    That questions is floating around with doctors thanks to the ACA.

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